Ya it's a huge span of music, but give me your suggestions on each, where does a n00b start off when it comes to Classical music? Orchestral? Opera? Hell while you're at it gimme some jazz suggestions too.
edit: like i said i'm a n00b to this stuff (not total n00b lol), but when I say classical, I mean classical piano, classical violin, classical cello, whatever is in that "classical" region will do. I'm looking for pieces of music, like not 3 minute song type ones, but long musical pieces.
All suggestions will be greatly appreciated.